Android

Researchers build security framework for Android

By Antone Gonsalves, CSO | August 21st, 2014 University researchers have modified the Android operating system to let developers plug in enterprise-class security enhancements that would normally require overhauling a mobile device’s firmware. The code added to the OS is called the Android Security Modules (ASM) framework, which is described in a paper from security …

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Android grabs record 85 percent smartphone share

By Tim Hornyak, IDG News Service | July 30th, 2014 Large-screen iPhones could pose a threat to Google’s dominance, said Strategy Analytics. Google’s dominance of the smartphone market has reached new heights, with its Android operating system now accounting for a record 84.6 percent share of global smartphone shipments, according to research by Strategy Analytics. …

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Low-cost Android tablets to get 4K video with Allwinner 64-bit chip

By Agam Shah, IDG News Service | July 23rd, 2014 Starting next year, tablets with Allwinner’s new chip could sell for $250, analyst says/ Low-cost Android tablets with 64-bit processors and 4K video decoding capabilities could be around the corner, thanks to Allwinner’s plan to ship its first 64-bit ARM processor by year end. Allwinner …

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